Apples budget-minded iPhone XR goes up for pre-order tomorrow. The handset, introduced in early September alongside the flagship iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, will be offered in a variety of colors including white, black, blue, coral, yellow and red.
The iPhone XR features a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display that adopts Apples full-screen, notched design. Like its siblings, its powered by Apples new A12 Bionic chip and ships running iOS 12. Unlike the more expensive versions, however, it utilizes a cheaper LCD panel and only has a single rear-facing camera. It also carries a lesser IP67 rating versus the IP68 rating of the XS-class devices.
1 The iPhone XR display has rounded corners that follow a curved design, and these corners are within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.06 inches diagonally. Actual viewable area is less. 2 Real-time preview in Depth Control and Dual SIM support will be available soon via an upcoming free software update. Use of Dual SIM requires two wireless service plans (which may include restrictions on roaming). Certain restrictions apply to use. 3 iPhone XR is splash-, water- and dust-resistant, and was tested under controlled laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529 (maximum depth of 1 meter up to 30 minutes). Splash, water and dust resistance are not permanent conditions, and resistance might decrease as a result of normal wear. Do not attempt to charge a wet iPhone; refer to the user guide for cleaning and drying instructions. Liquid damage not covered under warranty. 4 $525 (US) is based on iPhone X. Trade-in values may vary based on the condition and model of your smartphone trade-in. Additional terms at apple.com/giveback.
Apples iPhone XR goes up for pre-order tomorrow starting at $749
A fully charged iPhone XR is reportedly good for up to 15 hours of Internet use and 25 hours of talk time. According to Apple, it lasts up to 1.5 hours longer than an iPhone 8 Plus.
Interested parties will be able to place their order for the new iPhone XR starting at 12:01 a.m. PST on October 19. Pricing starts at $749 for a model with 64GB of on-device storage and tops out at $899 should you want 256GB. It ships a week later on October 26.
iPhone XR release detailed as Apple expands iPhone XS sales
Apple’s iPhone XR will go up for preorder on Friday, October 19, the company has confirmed, while also announcing new countries where the more affordable smartphone and its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max cousins will be available. Announced alongside the iPhone XS last month, the iPhone XR brings Apple’s latest slim-bezel aesthetic to a more affordable price point, not to mention a welcome return to some brighter colors.
With a 6.1-inch screen, the iPhone XR will slot in-between the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max. Apple has used an LCD panel, rather than OLED, to help keep the price down. Similarly, on the back there’s a single camera rather than a dual camera, though Apple promises you’ll still get some Portrait mode functionality which it will deliver through software.
No doubt the XR being Apple’s lower priced model — compared to the other two new iPhone handsets, the XS and XS Max — will help spur upgrades. As a reminder, the XR sports a 12 MP rear camera, a Face ID camera in the front, NFC support for Apple Pay and a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD screen, compared to the two pricier models with OLED displays.
The result is a $749 starting price, $250 less than you’ll pay for the cheapest iPhone XS. For that, you still get Face ID and the gesture navigation in iOS 12 that the iPhone XS debuted. Three storage variants will be offered: 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB. Six colors, meanwhile, are available: black, white, blue, yellow, coral, and (PRODUCT)RED.
As of Friday, October 19 at 12:01am PST, preorders for the iPhone XR will open. Deliveries – along with in-store sales – will kick off on Friday, October 26. There’ll be more than 50 different countries and territories you can pick up an iPhone XR:
Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Herzegovina, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the UAE, UK, US and US Virgin Islands.
That will expand come November 1, to Israel. The following day, November 2, the iPhone XR will launch in Armenia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Macau, Maldives, Myanmar, Ukraine, and Vietnam.
As for the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, that will launch in countries like Chile, Colombia, Malaysia, and Thailand on October 26. Preorders in those locations will begin the week prior, on October 19. Come November 2, the flagships will arrive in South Korea and more than 10 additional countries and territories.
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